Two men are still on the run fol­low­ing col­li­sion

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - YOUR TELEGRAPH - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@peterboroughtoday.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

A car in­volved in a col­li­sion which killed a pop­u­lar rugby play­ert has been linked to a ram raid which took place less than an hour be­fore the crash.

The two car head-on col­li­sion hap­pened on the B1040 in Whit­tle­sey at about 4.30am on Tues­day, Au­gust 1.

Peter­bor­ough Rugby Club player, Mark Collin (51) was driv­ing a green Nis­san, and was killed in the crash.

The driver of a black Audi, a man, was ar­rested, but po­lice be­lieve there were two other peo­ple in the car who fled the scene of the crash and re­main on the run.

Of­fi­cers have now con­firmed they are link­ing the stolen Audi and its three oc­cu­pants with a ram raid that took place at Lin­colnshire Co-op in Crow­land on Tues­day, Au­gust 1, at 4am, just 30 min­utes be­fore the crash in Whit­tle­sey.

Po­lice con­firmed they be­lieve the same three of­fend­ers were in­volved in both in­ci­dents.

The of­fend­ers were un­suc­cess­ful in steal­ing the cash­point dur­ing the Crow­land ram raid.

Po­lice have also con­firmed that the Audi was stolen from neigh­bour­ing Northamp­ton­shire.

The driver of the Audi who was ar­rested by po­lice has been re­leased un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion for a dan­ger­ous driv­ing of­fence.

How­ever, he was ar­rested for re­vok­ing his prison li­cence fol­low­ing a pre­vi­ous sen­tence and has been re­called to prison.

Last week trib­utes were paid to Mark, who lived in Whit­tle­sey, with club mates de­scrib­ing him as a liked and well re­spected team mate.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion as to the where­abouts of the out­stand­ing two oc­cu­pants of the Audi are asked to call po­lice on 101, or Crimestop­pers, anony­mously, on 0800 555 111.

The car linked to a ram-raid

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